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Foundation announces Andrew Stein as next President & Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Trustees of The Children’s Foundation announces it has named Andrew Stein as the Foundation’s next president and chief executive officer. He will succeed current President and Chief Executive Officer, Lawrence J. Burns, who announced his planned transition from the organization earlier this year.

Stein comes to The Foundation after serving for seven years as executive director of City Year Detroit, an education-focused nonprofit that places young adults in schools to serve as tutors and mentors for one year. Stein was also serving as the senior vice president for national advancement at City Year, Inc. During his time at City Year Detroit, Stein exceeded fundraising targets each year and more than doubled the organization’s annual revenue. He also led a successful organizational realignment, which included creating a strategic plan, restructuring staff and board, and forming the organization’s first-ever partnership with Detroit Public Schools Community District that expanded City Year’s impact in Detroit.

“Andrew is the ideal professional to lead the execution of our strategy to continue to grow our positive impact on Michigan’s children and families,” said Luanne Thomas Ewald, the chair of the Board of Trustees. “He is ready to continue the momentum established by the Board of Trustees, Larry Burns and our dedicated staff over the past six years and drive our vision of funding the most valuable health and wellness programs for our kids throughout the State of Michigan.”

Stein’s appointment concludes a multi-month search process completed by a search committee, led by Ms. Thomas Ewald and comprised of the Foundation’s Trustees including Cynthia Ford, Ed Levy, Fred Minturn, Mable Jones, Peter Ginopolis and Andy Zaleski.

“We appreciate the strong interest in the position from proven leaders in the nonprofit sector from across the region and country. That is a reflection of the stature our Foundation now holds,” Thomas Ewald added.  “We said from the beginning we wanted to find a new professional leader with the right blend of experience, relationships, passion and personality and Andrew fit our qualifications.”

A Metro Detroit native, Detroit resident and graduate of Detroit Country Day, Michigan State University and Georgetown University Law School, Stein will begin at the Foundation working directly with Burns during a period of transition before formally assuming the role of president and CEO on January 1, 2023.

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